"We envision a new Super Falcons squad competing favorably for laurels at the global level and I believe the new technical crew, led by Waldrum, can take us to that level," Pinnick said.
Alba had to limp off in the 74th minute and was replaced by new signing Sergino Dest, who played on the left of the Barca defense, despite being right-footed.
Alkasir was also fined 10,000 U.S. dollars, it said.
Carvajal's injury will allow Alvaro Odriozola the chance to establish himself in the side. The defender signed from Real Sociedad two years ago has struggled to find game time with Carvajal ahead of him in the pecking order and spent part of last season on loan at Bayern Munich. Enditem
However, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has not been able to win a major trophy at international level; a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympics notwithstanding. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar might be his last chance to change that.
Earlier on the Court Philippe-Chatrier, men's singles third seed, Dominic Thiem claimed another straight-set victory over 28th seed Casper Ruud, beating the Norwegian 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a last-16 clash against the winner between 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka and Hugo Gaston.
CHENGDU, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang came up big in the first half before getting over Fujian 96-76 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Tuesday.
Zhou Mengyun was the only Wuhan player with double-digit points, scoring 12. Enditem
"Now we can play matches. Even without fans on site, we can feel satisfied back on court, so I cherish it pretty much," she noted.
Colombia will face Venezuela in Barranquilla on Friday and Chile in Santiago four days later.
Simona Halep of Romania hits a return during the women's singles 4th round match between Simona Halep of Romania and Iga Swiatek of Poland in the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 4, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)